Islands You Need To Explore

islands 3
Image Source

We’ve done a lot of island hopping during our travels, and have taken numerous flights in Costa Rica to these places. There are so many incredible islands still on our bucket list including 5/6 from this list!

This article was contributed by the team at FatJoe.Co.

There are thousands of islands around the world, some of them so wild and hostile to  man that they remain uninhabited. There are others though that are well worth a visit, and exploring them would be an unforgettable experience.

Palawan, Philippines

islands 2
Image Source

Palawan has been ranked as the most beautiful island in the world on numerous occasions. It is one of the best tropical islands in Southeast Asia that is famous for its fishing, diving, hiking and beaches. It is also a place well known for watching the spectacle of fireflies in the night sky, with many places offering this experience while you have a meal, or just sit back and relax with a drink.

The Maldives

islands 3
Image Source

The Maldives, which are often described as a tropical paradise, are in the Indian Ocean. They have pure white sands and clear blue waters with some amazing marine life. As well as their natural beauty, there is a lot of activities for tourists on the islands, including scuba diving, tours to try home cooked meals, walking tours, snorkelling and a submarine tour.

Whitsunday Islands, Australia

islands 4
Image Source

Situated at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, these islands are off the coast of Queensland, Australia. You can move between the islands to see how different they all can be. For instance, Daydream Island is an oasis set in the middle of the Whitsunday’s, and if often referred to as a slice of heaven. You can learn more about the white beaches and blue seas at As you can see, it really is a paradise island with so much to do and see.

Seychelles, East Africa

islands 5
Image Source

This is a group of 115 islands, many of which are untouched. The white sands and blue waters make them a tropical paradise that has become very popular with honeymooners. There is no end of activities for visitors to the Seychelles, which has made some of them ideal for families too.

Santorini, Greece

islands 5
Image Source

Probably one of Greece’s most famous islands, this location has amazing beaches, a volcanic landscape, ancient cities and delicious local foods and wines. There are organised tours by boat and buses, as well as snorkelling excursions, diving and many other things to do. There are also helicopter tours or you can have a try at paragliding if you are brave enough

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

islands 6
Image Source

Found off the northeast coast of Malaysia, these islands, which you can read more about at, are renowned for their coral reef and the water sports they offer to tourists. They are an awesome spot for snorkelling, diving boat trips beaches and much more. The variety of accommodation means that tourists can always find something to suit their needs and their budget.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

islands 7
Image Source

Situated 600 miles of the West coast of South America, you will find that these islands have scenery and wildlife like nothing else anywhere on earth. They are considered to be one of the world’s best destinations for wildlife lovers, who can also take part in bird watching, diving, hiking and snorkelling. Tourists travel from all parts of the world to take advantage of the landscapes and beauty these islands offer.

Happy exploring!

How many of these have you been to? Any that you would add? Leave us a comment below…

If you liked this post please share it with your travel buddies...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.